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Christmas Nostalgia

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Christmas Nostalgia

Snow is on the ground
Children are getting bored
No television  in those days
Games you played aloud

Snap that was a noisy one
Snakes and ladders made u shout
With either a groan or a yippee
As the counter move about.

Christmas is coming
Five more weeks to go
Time for making decorations
To make the home aglow

First some coloured paper
Cut up into strips
Next the ploy glue pot
Hope the stuff will stick

Lengths and lengths of linked paper
Making the kitchen bright
A load of dust collectors
Said  Mamgu (she was always right).

Then some tree decorations
Lovingly sew felt and string
Into shapes of hearts
Plus other simple things

All this whilst sitting by the radio
A play is being told
Something ghostly and mysterious
listening to the story unfoild

When needing the toilet,  you waited
Cos the toilets werent indoors
Paraffin heater for the pipes
newspaper squares behind the door

These are the days of memories
stored faithfully within
children will you remember
when you had so much fun

Written after a conversation with Shadow

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  1. Date: 1/10/2014 11:49:00 AM
    hi I remember it well sass but without the decorations lol, outside toilets no electricity frozen water so no flush.urgh xx

    Date: 1/10/2014 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol Mandy, tried to remember what Mamgu had said. Any mistakes I apologize for. Children of today wont have such memories, in fact same as myself, sounded like fun time to me. Was I right about the squares of newspapers on a string on a nail. lol the paraffin heater was kept on the long wooden seat, so was quite warm in there.. Those were the days....Seren
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 6:29:00 AM
    Wow, this is a wonderful and enchanting write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this exceptional poem here this evening! You have impressed me with memories of an older time! What a glorious piece, Great Work!!

    Date: 1/10/2014 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Russell it was penned after a conversation with Shadow, of things she remembers. I had to rake up old convo's with my Mamgu and Mam when they spoke about older times. I hoped that it sounded ok....Seren
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 4:00:00 AM
    great imagination Seren ty it brought back memories lovely pen Shadow x smile hug

    Date: 1/10/2014 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Shadow. I was trying hard to remember the things my Mamgu and Mam spoke about.. I was hoping it came out right...Seren